2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 30, 2013 3:18 PM by sydlexic_1

    Portal row border formatting not respected in FM13

    sydlexic_1

      Summary

      Portal row border formatting not respected in FM13

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      13.0v1

      Operating system version

      Mac OS 10.8.5

      Description of the issue

      Setting the border color and weight for a portal does not affect the formatting of the portal row borders. Only the formatting of the portal's outer border is changed.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Select a portal object. Change the weight and/or color of the border.

      Expected result

      All lines for the portal should reflect the new border properties.

      Actual result

      Only the formatting of outer border of the portal changes; the between-row borders are unaffected.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      N/A

      Configuration information

      N/A

      Workaround

      Changing the portal line formatting in FileMaker 12 reformats all border lines as expected.

        • 1. Re: Portal row border formatting not respected in FM13
          TSGal

               sydlexic:

               Thank you for your post.

               I am unable to replicate the issue   This is what I have done.

               1. Using FileMaker Pro 13.0v1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5, I created two tables "Names" and "Invoices".  I created a relationship between "Names" and "Invoices" via the field ID.

               2. On the Layout that contains Names, I created a Portal into Invoices showing the fields Date, Invoice Number, and Total Amount.

               3. In Layout Mode, I pulled down the View menu and made sure Inspector was being viewed.

               4. I clicked once on the portal to select it, and in the Inspector, I clicked the Appearance tab.

               5. In the top section, I left it at my default of Theme: Enlightened, and Style: Default*

               6. Below that, the pop-ups displayed Portal and Normal.

               7. In the Graphic section beneath that, there was no fill, but I set the portal to display a border around the entire portal, and I set the line to 1 point with color black.

               8. At the top, I changed the pop-up from Portal to "Portal Row".

               9. In the Graphic section below, I set the Fill Color to solid white, Set the line to Solid 1 point and black color, and selected the bottom edge.

               This now shows a double-edge for the bottom, so I changed the pop-up back to Portal, and changed the bottom border to not appear.

               Let me know what I'm doing differently than you so I can try to replicate the issue.

               TSGal
               FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Portal row border formatting not respected in FM13
            sydlexic_1

                 Your answer solved the problem. I was unaware of the "portal row" pop-up selector. As soon as you pointed it out, I wondered how I could have missed it. FM12 isn't as fine-grained in its control, so it handled both the row and the outside borders.

                 I'd looked through the documentation before putting up my original post, but I clearly missed this. A second more thorough search revealed the answer.

                 For those who are interested, it's located here:

                 Home > Designing and Creating databases > Editing objects, layout parts, and the layout background > Formatting objects, layout parts, and the layout background > Formatting portals

                 Thanks very much for your help.